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Listen, if you ask these questions during a job interview, you may get the job

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It’s not easy to get a job interview these days, but after a few tries, you might get one, and since first impressions are everything, you need to make sure they don’t forget about you.

You may wonder how you accomplish this. Employers love proactive people, people who ask questions, people who seek to understand and demonstrate that they understand.

If you get a job interview, here are some questions you should ask too remain unforgettable.

“Excuse me, but what is your next course of action?”

This is a simple question, but it’s helpful to know when you can expect a response. Otherwise, you’ll be gut-wrenching over whether you should have heard back about the job by now in a few days.

You’d be constantly checking your phone or emails as if you were waiting for that cute person you met to text you back [joking]. As a result, it is preferable to know when they intend to respond to you.

You must ask the interviewer what they intend to do first. Let’s face it, they’ll probably think you’re precise and concise! We love that for you [wink].

“How will you measure success for the position”

It is critical to understand what type of expectations they have for you. This question can help you appear proactive and goal-oriented, which is something they must see directly as it may distinguish you from other candidates.

“You have been here for this x time, what do you like about working here?”

Darlings, you have to know what you are getting yourself into. Aside from that, these questions may indicate that you are keen and cautious about the job’s baggage and whether you are prepared for it.

the manner in which your interviewer responds may raise some red or green flags for you. And by asking this question, you may appear to be interested in the job but not desperate; it’s a mind game.

“What are some of the challenges come with this position?”

This question demonstrates that a person is willing and ready to prepare for those challenges; it demonstrates that you want to gather information first, and it demonstrates that you are ready to put on your suit of armor.
It demonstrates to interviewers that you are eager to get your hands dirty. But first, you must gather all relevant information.

“What do you expect a person to accomplish in the first months?”

If you get an answer to this question, you can go on to say what skills you have or how you believe you will achieve those goals realistically.

This is to demonstrate to the interviewer that you have what it takes to succeed or that you have some ideas in mind.

“If you know people that previously had this position, what differentiated the good one and the not so great ones?”

Again, you can use this question to emphasize your abilities. If they say that the good ones know how to plan, you can show them an example of when you were exceptionally good at planning.

If they say the ‘not so great’ person was not proactive, you can respond with something like, “I think this

type of job requires someone who is oriented without the need to be micromanaged,” which will demonstrate to the interviewer that you are familiar with the matter.

“What are some of the challenges you expect the person in this position to face?”

This is a must-ask question. First, it will help you understand what challenges you may face if you are hired, but it will also provide you with another opportunity to demonstrate your skills and capabilities.

“The challenge usually faced by people in this position is team coordination,” the interviewer might say. You can then respond with something like, “I think team coordination is just a matter of people management, I once read that it is all about attitude.”

That answer, believe me, will stick with them.

Again, you must demonstrate your abilities with caution. Just enough to distinguish yourself without coming across as arrogant.

I’m not sure what this is if it’s not psychology! Good luck.

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